Pelita International School provides a nurturing environment where every child has the opportunity to explore and develop multiple intelligences, creating students who possess not only high IQ but high EQ (emotional intelligence). In fact, interpersonal and intrapersonal IQ or EQ is specifically taught as a subject from Early Years to Key Stage 4.
Pelita International School teachers plan and conduct classes that capture students’ interests so that learning is fun and experiential for every student as their 8 multiple intelligences are activated. The teachers seem to be that school’s cornerstone. To offer the best and most efficient educational experience for every student, each and every teacher undergoes continuous professional development.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) training programme, focuses on six learning areas: personal, social and emotional development, interpersonal skills, vocabulary and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy, world knowledge and comprehension, physical development and creative development.
Primary education will focus on teaching and learning of essential literacy and numeracy skills in active learning settings. Key Stage 1 covers Years 1 and 2 while Key Stage 2 contains Years 3 to 6. Students must take the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams in English, Math and Science after the conclusion of their primary schooling in Year 6.
The secondary curriculum is designed to extend students’ academic ability as well as nurture the social, emotional and physical and development of adolescents. The active programme of study also directs students in developing thinking, reasoning and learning skills which are essential for engaging effectively in 21st-century life.
Key Stage 3 includes Years 7 to 9 with students at the later part of Year 9 taking the Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Exams. Key Stage 4 covers Years 10 as well as 11, preparing students to complete the Cambridge International Secondary Education General Certificate (IGCSE), an internationally renowned qualification that lays the groundwork for further studies in many countries.
Pelita International School will be offering the A-level subjects for students aspiring to continue their schooling after the IGCSEs.
Pelita is committed to touching children’s lives and raising them to be talents, as an asset to their domestic and international social groups and countries. It was thrilling to be part of Pelita as well as engaging, influencing and raising young lives in order to appreciate their aspirations and their fullest capacity.
Academic and co-curricular activities are designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience and learn skills that are essential in the 21st century. Students of Pelita International School explore concepts and ideas about themselves and the world around them, developing core values to facilitate physical, mental and character development.
Co-curricular activities (CCAs) are an essential part of the teaching and learning strategy of Pelita School for Multiple Intelligences. These practices complement traditional classroom instruction, creating agile students equipped for the demands of the 21st century. The school has a plethora of infrastructure to support the extensive programmes offered by the CCAs: a basketball court, a volleyball courts, a football pitch, 3 badminton courts, an art room, a music room, an ICT laboratory and a dance hall.
Some of those skills of the 21st century are confidence and self-esteem; accountability and responsibility; decision making skills; self-management skills; communication and interpersonal skills; and capabilities in team work and leadership.
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